Phoenix group home worker is sentenced to prison for attempted child molestation

Police: Phoenix group home worker accused of child molestation
Posted at 11:53 AM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 14:54:40-04

PHOENIX — A man has been sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted child molestation and one count of sexual contact with a minor.

Keith Wayne Harrington, age 49, pleaded guilty on February 28 and was sentenced Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

In February 2017, a teenage girl living in a group home, came forward accusing Harrington of offering her dresses, "So she could wear them around the house without underwear so he could touch her."

He also offered to pay her to wear short clothing and dance for him. In another instance, Harrington sexually touched the victim and himself, saying, "This is mine, this is yours."

Harrington also offered the girl marijuana, clothes, and a cell phone for sex.

In July, another teenage girl came forward accusing Harrington of offering her marijuana for sex. She accused him of sexually assaulting her in the group home until a family member rang the doorbell.